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william skinner. so one question that every writer gets when people find out you're writing a book whether you're at a cocktail party, in the supermarket or on the street is, so, what's your book about? it's a fair question, and a good one. and often extremely challenging to answer because you have spent thousands of hours writing thousands of words, you have a ton of information if your head -- in your head, and you're writing one story, but that one story includes many other stories. and suddenly you have to figure out how to condense all this information, all these stories in a 15-second sound bite of ten words or less. well, i've got it down to three. well, seven, actually, if you include "american phoenix" is about. and one of the things that helped me get there was someone asked me, so, if your book were made into a movie, how would you pitch it? and i answers the titanic meets rocky. [laughter] "american phoenix" is about, in essence, disaster and survival. it's about disaster of epic proportions that involved a lot of water and engineering failure, the failure of design that killed
story of william skinner, a man who turned disaster into destiny" one question every writer gets when people find out if you're writing a book. cocktail party or supermarket or on the street, what is your book about? that is a fair question. it is a good one and extremely challenging to answer. you have spent thousands of hours writing thousands of words with a ton of information in your head and the right to one story that includes many others that do have to figure out how to condense the information into a 152nd sound bite of the 10 words or less. i have it down to seven words if you include "american phoenix" is about. people ask if your book was made into a movie house would you give it? >> the titanic meets rocky. "american phoenix" is about in essence disaster and a survival. disaster of epic proportions that involve a lot of water, engineering failure, failure of design that killed a lot of people. and survival. triumph of the human spirit the will to overcome extreme adversity to get up when you have been knocked down again and again. my book explores the challenge to rebuild
president. this is about an hour. c-span: kiron skinner, co-editor of "reagan in his own hand," what do people get if they buy this book? >> guest: they see unvarnished ronald reagan, long before the presidency, writing, reading, thinking about every major issue facing the united states, and also drafting a strategy, quite surprisingly for many, to end the cold war peacefully without a major hegemonic war. c-span: can you remember the first time you ever heard of all this? >> guest: what do you mean, the radio broadcasts, his writing? c-span: the radio broadcasts, where you--you got yourself involved in it. >> guest: i was working in the reagan library. i'd written nancy reagan, i believe it was in 1996; i wrote her a--a letter about my research on the end of the cold war, and i said, 'i'm deeply fascinated by the american side of the story. most of the research in the 1990s that i saw in the scholarly literature focused on the soviet side and on eastern europe and, you know, for good reasons. the revolutions were fascinating to people, and all of a sudden documents were opening up that
trouble or to start a war. - sure. now i can see who they are. curly, idaho, pasco, skinner. whose idea was it? yours, cassidy, kilgore? - they won't talk, sheriff. we've tried. but they're kilgore men. i went to abilene and learned a few things. ramirez didn't quit. he was killed. - pete ramirez? - i think if it was an indian who started the stampede that killed your father, it was this kind of an indian. a kilgore man. what now, sheriff? - i'm going to see mr. kilgore. - you'll be gunned down. - i'll take that chance. [badge clatters] - this is no time to throw away your badge. it's the time to wear it. - what good's a badge in this town? can i make up a posse and go after him? he owns the town and everybody in it. who would be the prosecutor against kilgore? who would be the judge? who would be the jury? and what do you aim to do with these buzzards? they'll be out of here by morning. - i'm going to keep them out of town until we need them. you can't go after personal revenge now, sheriff. there's an indian war due to break at any moment. - then you say what to do. - we've got to exp
, pasco, skinner. whose idea was it? yours, cassidy, kilgore? - they won't talk, sheriff. we've tried. but they're kilgore men. i went to abilene and learned a few things. ramirez didn't quit. he was killed. - pete ramirez? - i think if it was an indian who started the stampede that killed your father, it was this kind of an indian. a kilgore man. what now, sheriff? - i'm going to see mr. kilgore. - you'll be gunned down. - i'll take that chance. [badge clatters] - this is no time to throw away your badge. it's the time to wear it. - what good's a badge in this town? can i make up a posse and go after him? he owns the town and everybody in it. who would be the prosecutor against kilgore? who would be the judge? who would be the jury? and what do you aim to do with these buzzards? they'll be out of here by morning. - i'm going to keep them out of town until we need them. you can't go after personal revenge now, sheriff. there's an indian war due to break at any moment. - then you say what to do. - we've got to expose kilgore and cassidy as troublemakers and place them behind bars. that
to stir up trouble or to start a war. - sure. now i can see who they are. curly, idaho, pasco, skinner. whose idea was it? yours, cassidy, kilgore? - they won't talk, sheriff. we've tried. but they're kilgore men. i went to abilene and learned a few things. ramirez didn't quit. he was killed. - pete ramirez? - i think if it was an indian who started the stampede that killed your father, it was this kind of an indian. a kilgore man. what now, sheriff? - i'm going to see mr. kilgore. - you'll be gunned down. - i'll take that chance. [badge clatters] - this is no time to throw away your badge. it's the time to wear it. - what good's a badge in this town? can i make up a posse and go after him? he owns the town and everybody in it. who would be the prosecutor against kilgore? who would be the judge? who would be the jury? and what do you aim to do with these buzzards? they'll be out of here by morning. - i'm going to keep them out of town until we need them. you can't go after personal revenge now, sheriff. there's an indian war due to break at any moment. - then you say what to do. - we'v
of the legislature is 10%. so this week, two legislators, nancy skinner from oakland, assemblywoman, and state senator kevin dalion from l.a. introduced bills on specifically how to spend the money. there are general parameters in the measure which basely says spend it retrofitting schools and other public buildings and do job training for people or all of the above, installing energy efficiency measures. so what their bills are going to do is say essentially give all the money to schools for retrofits and have one agency, the state general services administration, set up competitive grant programs. so there's 10,000 public schools in california. if you spend $500,000 per school, you can do half of all the schools in california. 5,000 schools over the next 5 years. then the program sunsets so it's not a perpetual bureaucracy. now, legislature might end up wasting it all, but, you know, there's at least some checks and balances. audits and things like that. >> overall, sorry, excuse me, overall a big win. >> well, it depends. some people were opposed to this. there were a lot of folks, silicon
and allowing this family the time it is face to greek. >> dennis skinner. >> -- faced to grief. >> is the prime minister still intending to introduce the snoopers charter come euphemistically known as the communications and danger bill? does he realize that he will be spying his government on more people in britain than even all the press barons brought together? [laughter] or did he get -- [inaudible] wasn't his friends down there? [shouting] >> i really believe on this issue, i think the honorable gentleman is wrong. i think this is a very, very important issue. i feel the history strongly, as prime minister where you have to take responsibility first and foremost for security, for national security and for peoples safety. and the fact is data communications, this is not the content of a telephone call. it is the fact a phone call took place is used in every single terrorist case, and in almost every single serious crime case. and the question in front of the house of commons and, indeed, the house of lords is simply this. because we currently have that data for -- what are we going to do as
. the legislation would upgrade the energy efficiency. it is being introduced by nancy skinner of berkeley and state senator of los angeles. the funding would come from the presently -- recently passed proposition 39. >>> well, imagine spending just $30 a week for all of your food. why the mayor of newark, new jersey is doing that starting today. >>> and why health leaders are saying it will be a very bad flu season. but you still have time to protect yourself. >>> stocks edging higher on wall street in early trading as budget talks continue in washington. or raw kim will pay more than $800 million in next year's dividends later this month. joining a growing number of companies accelerating the payments or declaring special dividends because of the possibility that income tax rates will rise in 2013. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is down 13. the nasdaq has turned around down 1. s&p down 1. >>> 7:42. the flu season starting very early but california so far is looking pretty good. state health officials say it has not been so bad for us so far. doctors, though, still say get a flu shot.
? yes. [cheers and applause] and the e-mail that i read before coming down here assumed caroline skinner, one solitary chair for caroline, who is the executive producer of dr. who, as saying by can't we have it monday? because i'm getting an award. [laughter] you have to be patient. so, i have writing one. i don't understand it enough about it because it might jinx it because anything i say gets reported as news if it has anything to do with the curfew. i got a hugo award for a doctor's wife, which is wonderful. [cheers and applause] one conversation, with my mouth full at the after party. i literally had my mouth full there's a journalist from the website and says you're doing another job or who? is it going to be in the series? you share? fast with season five in season six could do the same. she said it better? that gets reported as news. how would you like a short story with a mandated -- and ending? [applause] 's is a story that has not been put dish. i wrote it very, very recently as a charity anthology. i was asked to write some scary stories for a benefit charity anthology. and i
in my statement that is more than the entire defense budget. >> dennis skinner. >> [inaudible] just like on previous occasions like in 2010, when he made his first statement, when it was stripped bare it was a totally different story. then in 2010 he promised -- [inaudible], and here we are two and a half years later, call the national health service. [inaudible] never changes. now, instead of being -- [inaudible] now as chancellor of the exchequer he wrecks the economy. >> i'm not sure that personal attack warrants a proper reply. [shouting] >> mary macleod. >> thank you, mr. speaker. [inaudible] 1.2 million jobs in the private sector, my constituency went from 30 to 1300 by 2015. does my right honorable friend agree with me that this governments rebalancing the economy and encouraging -- [inaudible] >> well, my honorable friend is right. jobs are being created. of course, it is a tough economic situation. it's a tough economic situation in every western continent. we are we balancing our economy. one of the things i've sought to do, it will attract newspaper headlines but i'm trying to
the components. what is selling well? what did they do? a lot of what happened in skinner's final years, new products. a lot of people felt that momentum was they got you in and they had some surprise factor. a wow factor. i don't know. >> does this wow you. fish mcbites or onion cheddar burger. both will debut on the dollar menu by the end of december. >> it would wow my cardiologist. >> fish mcbites are round balls of fish. >> of corn? >> are they fried? chicken mcnugget is largely corn. >> do you think it's largely corn? >> i'm just being -- >> me. >> i'm being you. i'm being me and you. chickens eat corn so they are basically corn. corn substitutes because chickens can't stand up and so the whole thing is corn so you're eating a corn ball. >> they have a new head of u.s. and the stock is in a show-me stage. climbing into the mid 90s as you suggest. >> it's been on hiatus. people love a new name. remember, a lot of -- yum had a big analyst meeting yesterday. some people are circling back to that. howard schultz told a good story at starbucks. people are desperate to find something new to
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